A Framework for Managing Access of Large-Scale Distributed Resources in a Collaborative Platform

Su Chen, Tiejian Luo, Wei Liu, Jinliang Song, Feng Gao
2008 Data Science Journal  
In an e-Science environment, large-scale distributed resources in autonomous domains are aggregated by unified collaborative platforms to support scientific research across organizational boundaries. In order to enhance the scalability of access management, an integrated approach for decentralizing the task from resource owners to administrators on the platform is needed. We propose an extensible access management framework to meet this requirement by supporting an administrative delegation
more » ... cy. This feature allows administrators on the platform to make new policies based on the original policies made by resources owners. An access protocol that merges SAML and XACML is also included in the framework. It defines how distributed parties operate with each other to make decentralized authorization decisions.
doi:10.2481/dsj.7.137 fatcat:sjscolwlurhrzdmzudiqqqzsmi